How To Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10

Undoubtedly one of the most widely used tools worldwide is Google Chrome for its many features and benefits.

Chrome Features:

  • Direct access to multiple applications
  • Dynamic search box
  • Modern surroundings
  • Wide database
  • Dynamic tabs
  • Secure browsing
  • Simplicity in downloads
  • Instant bookmarks

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.10

To install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.10, we have two possibilities, graphically and through the terminal.

Note: Google Chrome for Linux is only available in 64-bit versions.

In case of having a 32-bit Ubuntu edition we can install Chromium, which is an open source browser, using the following command:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Install Google Chrome [Graphic mode]

The first alternative that we will see is to directly download Google Chrome from its official website and perform the respective installation process.

We will see a window where we press the Download now button. When selecting this option, the following window will be displayed where we choose the type of package to be downloaded and click on the option Accept and install

Select the option Open with

Click OK

There we can see that the google-chrome-stable version was installed in Ubuntu 16.10.

Click on the Install button, and it is important to note that because it is a third party software, the root password will be required to execute its installation.

Enter the corresponding password and click on Authenticate to start the respective installation process.

Install Google Chrome [Terminal Way]

The next alternative that we have in Ubuntu 16.10 is to install Google Chrome from the terminal, for this we will perform the following process.

Once we access the terminal, it will be necessary to edit the sources.list file with the preferred editor, we will execute the following command:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

In the open file we go to the end of it and add the next line:

deb [arch=amd64] stable main

Save the changes using the key combination Ctrl + O and exit the editor using the combination Ctrl + X. Once processed this change we proceed to download the signed key of Google Chrome by executing the following command:


Next, we add this key to the package manager of Ubuntu 16.10 so that it verifies the integrity of Google Chrome; we will use the following command:

sudo apt-key add

Update the Ubuntu 16.10 packages using the following command:

sudo apt update

Download and install Google Chrome in Ubuntu by running the following command:

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
Note: If for any reason of tests we want to install an unstable or test version of Google Chrome we can execute one of the following commands:
sudo apt install google-chrome-beta

sudo apt install google-chrome-unstable

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